3 Questions To Ask Your Dentist

dentist palmdaleIt is recommended that each patient should see their dentist once every six months for routine preventative care. During these biannual appointments, patients should feel empowered to ask any questions they may have about their dental health. At Premier Dental Care, our doctors are committed to educating their patients on the current state of their dental health. We believe an informed patient is a healthy patient. Here are three questions that you may consider asking at your next dental appointment:

How can I improve my oral hygiene routines?

Preventative care appointments typically include a dental cleaning performed by one of our skilled hygienists. During the dental cleaning, your hygienist will have a good view of the current health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. As they perform the dental cleaning, feel free to ask them about ways you can improve your current oral hygiene routines. They can let you know which areas of your mouth have more plaque and tartar buildup, indicating that you may be missing those places when brushing or flossing your teeth. This way, you will know to go back and spend extra time in these areas to prevent future buildup for next time. They can also provide advice on how to correctly use an electronic toothbrush, what kind of ingredients to look for in toothpaste, and how to properly floss your teeth at all angles.

What are the treatment options for my dental concerns?

You should bring up any dental concerns that you may have during your routine preventative appointments. This is the time to discuss symptoms you may have experienced outside of the dentist’s office. For example, if you experience frequent bad breath, increased dental sensitivity, jaw pain, tension headaches, or loud snoring, discuss these symptoms with your dentist. There may be an underlying dental concern causing these problems. Your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone for any signs of dental concerns and offer you a treatment plan built around your needs. Ask your dentist any questions you may have about necessary dental procedures to address your dental concerns promptly.

Do you have any cosmetic dentistry recommendations?

Most offices will offer some cosmetic dentistry services to help patients improve the overall appearance of their smiles. For example, our office offers Invisalign, porcelain veneers, orthodontics, teeth whitening, teeth bonding, and Lumineers as cosmetic dentistry solutions to meet your needs. If you are not satisfied with the current appearance of your smile, ask to learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options. We are happy to provide suggestions and inform you about all of your options. If you are looking for a dentist in Palmdale or Lancaster, CA, contact Premier Dental Care! Call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online.